Gene Mullin

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Gene Mullin is a former Democratic California State Assembly member and former South San Francisco Council member. He represented the 19th Assembly District, which included San Mateo, Burlingame, Brisbane, Daly City, Foster City, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and Belmont.

California State Assemblyman Gene Mullin

Family[edit]

A lifelong resident of the Bay Area, Gene and his wife, Terri, have lived in South San Francisco since 1967. Together they have two children, Jennifer and Kevin, and three grandsons, Austin, Jonathan and Colton.

Education[edit]

  • B.A. in Political Science from the University of San Francisco in 1960
  • Lifetime Secondary Teaching Credential from University of San Francisco.

Planning Commission[edit]

Assemblymember Mullin's public service commitment continued in 1972 with an appointment to the South San Francisco Planning Commission. He was a member of the city's Historical Preservation Commission from 1986-1992.

South San Francisco City Council[edit]

  • Served seven years as South San Francisco City Councilmember, two of which he served as Mayor.

California State Assembly[edit]

  • Gene Mullin was elected to the California State Assembly, 19th District, on November 5, 2002.
  • Gene Mullin was elected to his final term on November 7, 2006.

For the 2007-08 Legislative Session, Assemblymember Mullin is the Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Education and sits on the Committee on Housing and Community Development, the Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, the Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, as well as the Budget Committee. Assemblymember Mullin is one of only four members selected to serve on multiple Budget subcommittees: Budget Subcommittee #2 on Education Finance, and Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration. He was the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development in 2005 and 2006.

Public Education career[edit]

Gene’s long history in the 19th Assembly District began in 1967 at South San Francisco High School, where he would teach government and coach basketball for the next 32 years. He is most often described by his former students as “my favorite teacher.” Gene further distinguished himself in public education as a Lecturer/Consultant at the Institute for Local Self Government in Sacramento from 1989 to 1997 and continues to serve as a Lecturer/Consultant at the Center for Youth Citizenship in Sacramento. Gene Mullin was also the President of the South San Francisco Classroom Teachers Association from 1992–1995 and Chairman, Negotiations Committee, SSFCTA, 1986-1990. Gene’s remarkable public service accomplishments include: Youth in Government Day Coordinator, South San Francisco Unified School District, 1981–1999,

Author[edit]

He has also authored many texts and curriculum including:

  • Co-author: Picture Yourself in Local Government textbook
  • Author: Participating in Local Government curriculum
  • Author: Law Works curriculum, California Bar Association
  • Co-author: Education videos (15) Multi-Media Productions, Stanford.

Awards[edit]

  • The South San Francisco City Council named Gene South San Francisco Citizen of the Year in 1979.
  • San Mateo County "Teacher of the Year", 1991, California Teachers Association's State Teacher of Year in Politics, 1996
  • Liberty Bell Award, San Mateo County Bar Assn., 1990
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Mason-McDuffie Foundation, 1996
  • Mentor Teacher, SSFUSD, 1985–1999
  • Educational Video of the Year: Child Abuse in the U.S., 1981(co-author)
  • California State University 2006 CSUperb Legislator of the Year
  • California Coalition for Children’s Health and Safety 2006 Legislator of the Year
  • League of California Cities 2005 Legislator of the Year
  • California Healthcare Institute 2005 Visionary Award
  • BayBio’s 2004 DiNA
  • California County Boards of Education 2003 Legislator of the Year

Organization/Boards[edit]

  • Rep., Employee Relations Comm., League of California Cities, 1995–2000, Rep., Regional Planning Comm.
  • ABAG, 1996–2002, Rep., ABAG Executive Board, 1999–2002
  • Rep., Airport Land Use Comm., C/CAG, 1996–2002
  • Chairman and Member, Airport Community Roundtable, 1997–2002,
  • Board Member, Bay Area Bioscience Center, 2000–2002, and Board Member
  • Parkway Heights Middle School, 2000–Present. Additionally
  • Gene served as a Board Member for Families on Track from 2000–2003
  • Board of Trustees for the Center of Youth Citizenship from 2004–present

External links[edit]

  • [1] Assemblyman Gene Mullin
  • [2] Assembly Member GeneMullin 19th Assembly District
  • [3] Candidate Gene Mullin, SmartVoter.org

Succession Boxes[edit]

California Assembly
Preceded by
Lou Papan
Assemblymember, 19th Assembly District
2002-2008
Succeeded by
Jerry Hill